Prophylactic oxytocin versus no uterotonics or placebo (9 trials)
Prophylactic oxytocin versus ergot alkaloids (15 trials)
Prophylactic oxytocin/ ergometrine versus ergot alkaloids (4 trials)
Oxytocin may reduce blood loss and the need for additional uterotonics when given prophylactically in the third stage of labour, and therefore could be considered as a component of active management of the third stage of labour
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